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Election officials across the state are on alert, according to one story, “for politically motivated problems that could stem from poll watchers and observers – everyday citizens who sit in at polling places and watch to make sure things run smoothly – or from others who take their politics seriously enough to act on them beyond the voting booth itself.”

Charleston County officials are preparing for threats on election day, according to WCBD. No threats or incidents have been reported in the past, but election officials are preparing for the worst amid multiple incidents nationwide. 

Meanwhile, the campaigns of incumbent GOP Gov. Henry McMaster and Democratic challenger Joe Cunningham are hitting the road to make closing pitches to voters before the Nov. 8 election.

In other headlines: 

International African American Museum a ‘must-see’ in 2023. National Geographic has listed the upcoming International African American Museum as a must-see site in 2023. Ahead of its anticipated January opening, the IAAM is hosting a special pre-opening event Nov. 16 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in North Charleston.

State health officials to expand food access map in Charleston. Officials from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are set to meet with Charleston city leaders this week to discuss expansion of the food access map in the city. The map is intended to connect individuals with resources like community gardens, food pantries and farmers.

Charleston colleges awarded $2.4M for entrepreneur programs. The Medical University of South Carolina and the College of Charleston were awarded a total of $2.4 million in helping kickstart a new entrepreneur program dedicated to increasing the number of women entrepreneurs.

Charleston ranked 6th best midsize city for baseball, according to studies. A recent study from WalletHub revealed that Charleston is one of the best mid-sized cities in the country for baseball fans out of 93 cities.

U.S. Supreme Court looks to do away with affirmative action. The conservative supermajority within the high court is considering banning college admissions based on race. If they do, it would be the second time this year the court has jettisoned decades of precedent.

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